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Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Michael Ostling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Witches are imaginary creatures. But in Poland as in Europe and its colonies in the early modern period, people imagined their neighbours to be witches, with tragic results. This book tells the story ... More


An English Piety

Mary Heimann

in Catholic Devotion in Victorian England

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205975
eISBN:
9780191676888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205975.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses English Catholic piety, which manifested itself in ways that may have been influenced by, but were still distinct from, those of neighbouring Catholic countries. Due to their ... More


Catholic Devotion in Victorian England

Mary Heimann

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205975
eISBN:
9780191676888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205975.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

This is the first full study of English Catholic spirituality in the modern period. The book reassesses Roman Catholic piety as practised in Victorian England, stressing the importance of devotion in ... More


The German Territories, c.1648–c.1760

Joachim Whaley

in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This section argues that absolutism is an inappropriate label to attach to the German territories. Government activity expanded in the face of the need for reconstruction after 1648 and new ideas ... More


Pagan Custom and Barbarian Genius infused into Christianity

George Santayana

in The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028325
eISBN:
9780262321884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028325.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter reflects on how pagan custom and barbarian genius were infused into Christianity. It first talks about the connection between Christianity and devout paganism, claiming that we are too ... More


Harnessing Religion to the Imperial Cause

Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly

in Projecting Imperial Power: New Nineteenth Century Emperors and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198802471
eISBN:
9780191840777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802471.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Religion plays a central role in any monarchical system, for it is God Himself who is considered the fount of monarchical power. Imperial regimes, like monarchical ones, used religion to legitimate ... More


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